The Digestive System

Digestive System

The Body is made up of very intricate parts, and the details are astonishing.  You have large and a small intestine.

Small Intestine, The primary function of the small intestine is the absorption of nutrients and minerals from food, using small finger-like protrusions called villi.

Large Intestine, The large intestine performs the vital functions of converting food into feces, absorbing essential vitamins produced by gut bacteria, and reclaiming water from feces. A slurry of digested food, known as chyme, enters the large intestine from the small intestine via the ileocecal sphincter.

Liver, The liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines.

Pancreas, It is part of the digestive system and produces insulin and other important enzymes and hormones that help break down foods. The pancreas has an endocrinefunction because it releases juices directly into the bloodstream, and it has an exocrine function because it releases juices into ducts.

As you can see each intestine has a function. It makes sense to put the right type of foods (nutrients) into your body so they are easier for your body to digest.

Considering some of these functions our bodies have. Which one do you think is better for your Digestive System?